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Ken "Hock" Ham

Astronaut, Navy Test Pilot, Speaker

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 Ken "Hock" Ham Biography

Ken “Hock” Ham is a former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer (graduate of the US Naval Academy) and NASA astronaut.

As a military pilot, Hock was the lead carrier suitability test pilot for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, conducted combat missions as an air wing strike leader over Bosnia, North Iraq, and Afghanistan and was an F/A-18 demonstration pilot. He has over 6,000 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft types, with over 300 shipboard and 300 land-based arrested landings.

While at NASA he served a crewmember on the KC-135, was an ascent/entry CAPCOM (including for Return To Flight, STS-114, after the Columbia disaster), was an International Space Station (ISS) CAPCOM and lead astronaut for the space shuttle closeout crew/astronaut support personnel. Ken’s first assignment to fly in space came as the Pilot of Discovery, STS-124 in June 2008, which delivered and assembled the Japanese Pressurized Module on ISS. Hock then served as Commander of Atlantis, STS-132 which delivered the Russian MRM-1 module to ISS. During his last two years at NASA, Ken served as a T-38N flight instructor & high altitude research pilot on the WB-57F.

As a civilian test pilot, Hock was the first person to fly the Millennium Jet, Solotrek. He is an FAA Commercial, CFI, CFII, & MEI pilot. Ken currently owns a Bellanca Super Viking.

Post NASA, Hock served as the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department and the Senior Aviator at the US Naval Academy. He was the Director of Flight Crews & Client Astronauts and Director of Spacecraft Systems Operational Safety at Bigelow Aerospace. He is currently an aerobatics & air combat flight instructor with Sky Combat Ace in Henderson Nevada and a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst with Tactical Air Support.

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  • Life in Space

  • Leadership in Life from the Military to Space and Beyond

  • Aviation from rotor blades to rockets

  • Motivational Talks with students of All Ages

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Ken "Hock" Ham

Astronaut, Navy Test Pilot, Speaker

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Ken "Hock" Ham Biography

Ken “Hock” Ham is a former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer (graduate of the US Naval Academy) and NASA astronaut.

As a military pilot, Hock was the lead carrier suitability test pilot for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, conducted combat missions as an air wing strike leader over Bosnia, North Iraq, and Afghanistan and was an F/A-18 demonstration pilot. He has over 6,000 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft types, with over 300 shipboard and 300 land-based arrested landings.

While at NASA he served a crewmember on the KC-135, was an ascent/entry CAPCOM (including for Return To Flight, STS-114, after the Columbia disaster), was an International Space Station (ISS) CAPCOM and lead astronaut for the space shuttle closeout crew/astronaut support personnel. Ken’s first assignment to fly in space came as the Pilot of Discovery, STS-124 in June 2008, which delivered and assembled the Japanese Pressurized Module on ISS. Hock then served as Commander of Atlantis, STS-132 which delivered the Russian MRM-1 module to ISS. During his last two years at NASA, Ken served as a T-38N flight instructor & high altitude research pilot on the WB-57F.

As a civilian test pilot, Hock was the first person to fly the Millennium Jet, Solotrek. He is an FAA Commercial, CFI, CFII, & MEI pilot. Ken currently owns a Bellanca Super Viking.

Post NASA, Hock served as the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department and the Senior Aviator at the US Naval Academy. He was the Director of Flight Crews & Client Astronauts and Director of Spacecraft Systems Operational Safety at Bigelow Aerospace. He is currently an aerobatics & air combat flight instructor with Sky Combat Ace in Henderson Nevada and a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst with Tactical Air Support.

Ken "Hock" Ham Videos

  • Part 1: The Sky At Night: STS-132 Ken Ham & Piers Sellers Interview...
  • Part 2: The Sky At Night: STS-132 Ken Ham & Piers Sellers Interview...

Ken "Hock" Ham Speaking Topics

  • Life in Space

  • Leadership in Life from the Military to Space and Beyond

  • Aviation from rotor blades to rockets

  • Motivational Talks with students of All Ages

FAQs on booking Ken "Hock" Ham

  • How to book Ken "Hock" Ham?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken "Hock" Ham for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ken "Hock" Ham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken "Hock" Ham or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken "Hock" Ham?

    Booking fees for Ken "Hock" Ham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken "Hock" Ham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken "Hock" Ham?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken "Hock" Ham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken "Hock" Ham for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken "Hock" Ham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken "Hock" Ham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken "Hock" Ham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Life in Space, Leadership in Life from the Military to Space and Beyond, Aviation from rotor blades to rockets and Motivational Talks with students of All Ages. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken "Hock" Ham for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ken "Hock" Ham generally travels from North Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Fred Gregory, Robert Curbeam, Steve “Oz” Oswald, Victor J. Glover and Frank Culbertson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken "Hock" Ham for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ken "Hock" Ham Speaker Videos

  • Part 1: The Sky At Night: STS-132 Ken Ham & Piers Sellers Interview ...
    Part 2: The Sky At Night: STS-132 Ken Ham & Piers Sellers Interview ...

Ken "Hock" Ham Speaking Topics

  • Life in Space

  • Leadership in Life from the Military to Space and Beyond

  • Aviation from rotor blades to rockets

  • Motivational Talks with students of All Ages

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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